England Under-21 star, Sammy Ameobi – who returns to training with Newcastle this week was in Brazil to support the Super Eagles.
During the competition, Sammy was said to be in contact with Nigerian coach Stephen Keshi about his international future.
Speaking on the prospect of him following in his foot-steps with the Nigeria team, Shola said: “Sammy is his own man and knows what is good for him.
“He has been asking me about the team and what it takes to be there.
“I let him know what a great nation Nigeria are to play for.
“If he decides to play for Nigeria then I am going to give him all my support.”
Shola Ameobi is still excited to have lived his dream of appearing at the World Cup after making it to the second round with Nigeria.
He added: “Playing at the World Cup is a dream come true.
“For any football player, playing at the World Cup is the ultimate and it is what I have longed for for a long time.
“For it to happen at the tail end of my career is incredible, being with the Nigerian team has been a wonderful experience for me.
“We did not do anything wrong against France, we gave the match everything we had.”
Article by: Paul Edokpayi
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